Latin America & Caribbean News

STEELBAND DOCUMENTARY ON SATURDAY, NY

The New York City Premiere of Panomundo Part 1: The Evolution of the Steelpan will take place on Sat., June 25, 2016, at 2:00PM at ARTs East New York in Brooklyn. There will be a Q&A session with filmmaker Charysse Tia Harper following the 42-minute documentary. This event is in partnership with a Take Stock….

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Caribbean Hamilton Remains On US$10

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR KEEPING  WEST INDIAN ALEXANDER HAMILTON ON US$10 EVERYBODY’S MAGAZINE LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA EFFECTIVE  During 2015 Treasury Secretary Jack Lew proposed removing West Indian Alexander Hamilton, A U.S. Founding Father, from the U.S. $10 bill. Millions of Americans rejected Jack Lew’s idea and protested including EVERYBODY’S, the Caribbean-American Magazine. Although….

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LARGE NY-CARIBBEAN VOTERS IN TUESDAY’S PRIMARY

In New York City as well as in the entire NY State Caribbean-Americans are expected to vote in large numbers in Tuesday’s presidential primary. It is the first time in decades that the NY State will have a say in determining both the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for the general elections in November. Since….

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Sparrow’s Symposium, Friday

Symposium to examine Sparrow’s career The storied career of the artist who has been the most renowned name ever in the field of calypso, Mighty Sparrow, will be examined in a symposium presented by the Trinidad & Tobago Folk Arts Institute, in collaboration with the Medgar Evers College School of Professional & Community Development, on….

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Keep Hamilton on US$10

 ***In April’s edition President Obama is urged to keep the West Indian (Caribbean man) Alexander Hamilton, a co-founder of the US, on the US$10 bill. President Obama is urged to create a $25 bill to honor a woman. *** We list the major Caribbean events worldwide for Summer 2016. ** Enjoy “Trump: Caribbean People Friend,….

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ZIKA VIRUS IN SEVERAL ISLANDS

St. Vincent and the Grenadines is the latest Caribbean nation to report that the mosquito carried Zika virus is on its soil. One person had the virus but the person has recovered.  Government officials  are urging citizens to protect themselves from the virus and to clear places and stagnant water holes where mosquitoes breed. Barbados,….

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Saint Lucia Celebrates its 37th

NY – Many churches with sizable Caribbean and Saint Lucian congregation in New York City and the Maryland and Washington, DC areas recognized the 37th anniversary of Saint Lucia’s independence during Sunday services. In some cases the congregation sang the young nation national anthem and displayed its flag and national colors. Saint Lucia celebrates Independence….

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INDEPENDENCE DAY, GRENADA

NY:     Sunday, February 7 is Grenada’s 42nd birthday as a nation. Since the nation’s 42nd anniversary of independence fell on Sunday, at 12:01 Sunday morning Grenadians celebrating independence events at home and abroad interrupted their respective programs to usher-in the 42nd year of independence by either singing the Grenada national anthem or vintage….

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Carnival, Independence and Super Bowl

NY- Feb 5, 2016: What a weekend! Bob Marley’s 71st Birthday Fans worldwide are recognizing the icon birthday. February 6 is Bob Marley’s Birthday. He would have been 71. In 1981, when he passed, Rolling Stone Magazine and EVERYBODY’S Magazine were the only two publications that dedicated an entire issue on Marley’s untimely passing. EVERYBODY’S….

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STEELPAN ON AMERICAN PUBLIC TV TONIGHT

This evening, Jan. 25, a documentary: “Steel Drum and PAN! Our Music Odyssey,” will be broadcast on many American Public Television and World Channel stations across the U.S. (8pm, EST; 5pm PT.)

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SUBWAY STRIKE ANNIVERSARY

A public event will be held this Saturday, December 19 at Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY to commemorative the 10th anniversary of the New York City transit strike.

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Carnival Documentary at Medgar Evers College

“Our Soul Turned Inside Out,” a documentary film that examines traditional Carnival characters created in the 19th century crucible of slavery and emancipation and the psychic impulses behind them, will have its New York premiere on Friday, October 30, 7 pm at Medgar Evers College auditorium, 1650 Bedford Av. Brooklyn.

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Popular Barbadian-New Yorker Passes On

         We regret to announce the passing of popular Barbadian-New Yorker, Joan Cumberbatch, who recently retired after an illustrious career in nursing and community affairs. Last Tuesday she went to Mount Sinai Hospital to remain there for three to four days for doctors to take care of a medical issue but the Lord called her….

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Trinidad & Tobago New Prime Minister

Dr. Keith Rowley will be sworn-in tomorrow, Wednesday, at 1:30pm, as the new prime minister of Trinidad & Tobago. The Oath of Office will be administered by President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona. On Monday, Sep. 7, Rowley led the Opposition People’s National Movement (PNM) to victory by winning 22 or 23 of 41 parliamentary seats….

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Brooklyn’s Benjamin Banneker Academy Attacked

As a resident of Brooklyn for some 35 years, where five of my children—including one who now teaches in the system–along with numerous nieces and nephews attended the public school system, I inevitably formed strong relations with a large number of dedicated and progressive teachers. Sharing a life-long commitment to community activism and social equity ….

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Gypsy Quits Government and Party

Almost on the eve of Trinidad & Tobago’s national election Winston “Gypsy” Peters, well known calypsonian, member of Cabinet and Minister of Community Development, has resigned his portfolio and as a member of the governing United National Congress (UNC).

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Emancipation Day, August 1

Tomorrow is August 1 but August 1 is not an ordinary day for Jamaicans, Barbadians, Grenadians and other people, especially of African heritage, living in the Anglophone Caribbean.

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